The pieces of The Police State are almost put together, Here's the blueprint to Fascism in 10 easy steps:
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all
Ms. Wolf also said we probably have less than year, and that Hillary 08 would likely lead to a surveillance society.
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands ... is the definition of tyranny," wrote James Madison. We still have the choice to stop going down this road; we can stand our ground and fight for our nation, and take up the banner the founders asked us to carry.
The ten steps:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
2. Create a gulag
3. Develop a thug caste (Blackwater USA)
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
5. Harass citizens' groups
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
7. Target key individuals
8. Control the press
9. Dissent equals treason
10. Suspend the rule of lawread more in depth: http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2064157,00.html
quote from daily paul: "Is this the end of the American experiment? It seems to me as though the Ron Paul campaign represents a clear last chance to grab hold before we go off a cliff and freedom is no longer recoverable without a lot (!) of violence. I don't know if other societies on the verge of totalitarianism were given such a chance to open their eyes and sidestep the fates that they're laxness and ignorance have brought about, but this election will be a real test of the character of the American people.
In the recent past, elections have been contests between the lesser of two evils and the electorate responded with apathy. Now, when the stakes are highest, the American people have a choice: on one hand, our collective eyes open, we remember our traditions of personal responsibility and liberty, and we begin the long hard process of cutting away the rotten elements of our government. On the other hand, we continue chasing the prize dangled just out of reach, we allow ourselves to be made afraid of "terrorists" within and without, and we all get stampeded off the cliff.
Saying "I told you so" will not make me feel any better, not even a little."
There is a 40minute lecture that Naomi gave that really explains what is going on, worth checking out!
For a less serious video, check out Naomi Wolf on the Colbert Report:
Here's a great review of Naomi Wolf's book "The End of America" which I bought. In the review he reveals more of the bigger picture. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18426.htm